Jac Leirner - Add it Up

Philip Larratt-Smith David Batchelor

Fruitmarket Gallery, ISBN 9781908612465,
Hb, 128 pgs, 24 x 17cm
51 ills
Acqn. 27605
In Stock

Brazilian artist Jac Leirner presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, combining work from major collections with new work. She was born in Sao Paulo in 1961, where she currently lives and works. Leirner's work references the history of Brazilian Constructivism and the legacy of Arte Povera and Minimalism. Place and duration related to personal experience are important to her practice. She is often compared to Cildo Meireles and Tunga. Leirner makes her work from a limited range of everyday materials. Playing with ideas of repetition, obsession and addiction, she uses the same objects over and over again, combining them into astonishingly beautiful sculptures that reveal the material poetics of the mundane.